Kiwanis marks 100th Anniversary
Over the coming year, Kiwanis clubs worldwide are celebrating Kiwanis International’s 100th anniversary. The international service organization was founded in 1915 and today boasts more than 600,000 members, from elementary school-aged children through adults, in more than 6,000 clubs in 80 nations.
Kiwanis and its family of clubs – including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for high school students ages 14 to 18, Builders Club for middle school students ages 11 to 14, Kiwanis Kids for elementary students ages 6 to 12 and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities – dedicate annually more than 18million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children.
The fact that communities around the world have benefited from Kiwanis service for a century is no small thing. But closer to home, Kiwanis serves the children in over 175 communities in North and South Carolina. If Kiwanis is in your community, you have seen firsthand all the good they do for the children. If you do not have a club, you need Kiwanis more than ever, so please inquire how to start a club in your community.
I invite you to make a difference in the lives of children in your community with Kiwanis by supporting our fundraising, service projects or better still, becoming a Kiwanian. Those interested in learning more about Kiwanis, visiting a meeting or helping us establish a new club, please contact our district office at 800-739-1827 or the Kiwanis Club of Western Harnett, Trustee Becky Horton, (910) 818-2120.
Carolinas District Governor, Fayetteville